Nanok cancels Sh20 million event

It will not happen

Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok

Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok cancelled the yearly cultural festival that had been allocated Sh20 million and was set to happen towards the end of April.

Nanok stated that the move was as a result of the hunger crisis that hit the county.

“We have postponed the annual tourism and cultural festival that had been scheduled from April 25 to 27.

“The Sh20 million that had been allocated to the event was channelled to drought responses,” remarked the Governor.

The event is usually held at Ekaales Center in Lodwar with the aim of promoting peace between the Turkan people and their neighboring communities.

Prominent politicians such as Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga have in the past attended the vibrant festival.

Ruto disregards death due to drought

Last month, reports had highlighted how a section of Kenyans were facing a hunger crisis in Turkana, Baringo and other counties.

Netizens however had expressed their frustrations by condemning the government on how it responded to the matter.

Ruto together with other state officials, had come out to disregard claims that people had died from the crisis.

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